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House Democratic Establishment Declares War on Democracy
The DCCC just announced that it will blacklist any campaign vendor that works on a primary challenge to a Democratic incumbent.
4 Reasons Democrats Will Have a Front-runner Soon — and 3 They Won’t
More than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
2020 presidential election
How Electable Is Bernie Sanders?
It’s not clear whether Sanders is actually stronger or weaker than his Democratic rivals as a potential challenger to Trump.
Intelligencer Chat: Does Beto’s Policy Vision Matter?
Some Democratic candidates are ultraspecific about what they’d do in office; others are mostly vague. How much do voters care either way?
Will Black Voters Still Love Biden When They Remember Who He Was?
Joe Biden has the worst record on racial justice of any likely Democratic primary candidate. He is also the most popular among black voters.
The GOP Is Already Attacking Beto — for His White Male Privilege
The Texas congressman isn’t an official 2020 candidate. But Republicans are already attacking O’Rourke
from the left
on the airwaves in Iowa.
early and often
Is Hakeem Jeffries the Next Speaker — or Just Ripe for a Primary Challenge?
The Brooklyn congressman has been pegged for political stardom. But the arrival of AOC in Washington might complicate his life.
Meet the New Bernie Campaign, Same As the Old Bernie Campaign
Sanders’s message hasn’t changed much over the past four years (or decades). His team hopes that this consistency will make a difference in 2020.
How Do Democrats Beat Trump in 2020? Barack Obama Has Some Ideas
The former president is reportedly telling Democratic candidates to rebut Trump’s dystopian vision and court rural voters.
The Democratic Party’s Most ‘Electable’ 2020 Candidate Isn’t Running
Tammy Baldwin has proven that she can win Wisconsin by double digits — while championing single payer, gay rights, and labor.
Kamala Harris Didn’t Just Flip-Flop on Medicare for All
But big promises about legislation Joe Manchin will never vote for mean less than pledges to aggressively exercise Executive authority.
A Biden-Romney Fantasy Ticket
A Washington outsider revives the hoary fantasy of a centrist third party, but it has never made any sense.
new york primary
Voting in New York Is a Predictable Mess
Voters say they’ve been removed from voting rolls and registered as members of parties they never joined.
In Delaware, It’s the Year of White Male Centrist Career Politician Tom Carper
A lot of observers smelled an upset brewing in Delaware, but Sen. Tom Carper overwhelmed his progressive challenger with money and a personal touch.
‘Rigging’ Primaries Is Fine. Backing Bad Candidates Isn’t.
It isn’t illegitimate for a party to put its weight behind the more “electable” candidate — but only if it can be trusted to know who that is.
The Resistance Is Turning Its Fire on a Conservative Democrat
Congressman Dan Lipinski voted against Obamacare, the DREAM Act, and gay rights. Now, a progressive challenger may get him voted out of office.